Timezone translations

Clive D.W. Feather clive at demon.net
Tue Jun 7 07:33:32 UTC 2005

Paul Eggert said:
>> I don't know if Ireland uses the term GMT and BST, or something else.
>> Probably the latter.
> Our information is that the Republic of Ireland uses "GMT" and "IST"
> (short for "Irish Summer Time").  An anonymous tz contributor verified
> this with the Secretary of the Irish Department of Justice.

Fine. Of course, that is ambiguous with Israeli Standard Time.

> This sort of thing may all sound fairly baroque, but if it happened in
> the past it's possible it'll happen in the future, and a comprehensive
> time zone translation scheme should be able to support it.


I think the most important message our CLDR colleagues need to take from
this is that this stuff is *not* neat and can't be made so.

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